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by a great national creed. not by ethnicity, not by blood, not by religion. our national creed is an aspirational narratives that it does not matter where you came from, it matters where you are going. you can do great things. the only way that is true is if you have access to a high quality education. if it ever becomes the case as it is increasingly now, i can look a year is a code and tell whether you are going to get a good education, then the social fabric of this country has no chance to hold together. we will be put one against the other, those of our people and those who are not. kosor employable and those who are not. i can assure you that the sense that you might not be able to control your circumstances at birth but you can control your response to your circumstances. that will no longer be the way that americans think about themselves or about it other. that gives way to end the -- wauy to envy and entitlement. at the core, the real problem for us in national security is not the competitiveness abroad or institutions of national security but this great national narr
the in gay marriage. but i believe everyone should have the right to practice their religion and love how the 12. these right-wingers -- there are a lot of democrats that did not believe in gay marriage, but we do not believe we should be able to stop anyone from mary in who they want. this is like the caliban. you have these right-wing groups. the right-wingers would be the taliban. there are a lot of things they do not want. this is how they believe it. in the end, got is the one to judge. host: this is the republican line. caller: i think it is interesting the last guy started off by saying he is against the idea of gay marriage but he calls us conservatives the taliban. if he happens to be a hyphenated american, most black people are against this. martin luther king would have been against this. host: about the decision to the hear the cases, what do you think. caller: one of the things i find interesting is we never talk about the hundreds of thousands of men who have died and joe america because of sex outside of natural law. we rolled a " out once a year and add a couple of patches
in any way is an establishment of religion. there is no officially supported secretary or denomination in the manner, this is not in any way an endorsement of any particular religion or any religious denomination. in short the first amendment as originally written had nothing to do with the city sign. indeed, for the first 175 years of our constitutional history, no one would have read the first amendment in this way. they would have -- any way that would have prevented this seal or sign. mr. speaker, in this very room in which i stand, this very chamber, right over my right-hand shoulder is a sign that says in god we trust. the rotunda in the capitol, a chapel that's been in use since 1955 as a place where members go to pray for divine guidance in debating the issues of the day. a stained glass window there shows president george washington kneeling in prayer and the words of saum 16:1 surround him, preserve me, o god, for in thee i put my trust. and the holy bible rests on that altar. i'll grant you, the first amendment has been badly interpreted by the u.s. supreme court, and the 10
teenagers were brutally massacred after being tortured and raped under the name of islam and religion. to be honest with you, all i am interested in is just saving one life. if i can save one life, i can die in peace. i know the arguments and many of them are political but for me, it is an issue of practicality and it is an issue of saving lives. >> do you want to jump in? >> if i can get one piece of advice to the obama administration is to do the exact opposite of my good friend. never, ever show modesty when you are negotiating with middle easterners. [laughter] windows something about trade. we know something about negotiations. you go to a negotiation with limited negotiation and you lose everything. this is the attitude you need to have. >> i wanted to ask a question about the relationship about a strategy of economic pressure which the u.s. in the west is pursuing against iran and human rights. i would phrase it this way -- the u.s. clients and the p-5 claim and there is evidence for it that this has devastated the oil exports for iran -- there's a counter argument that sometim
's rights and speech and religion. to provide insight on our path forward and discuss this, we have put forward two panels. we have johnny carson and deputy assistant secretary to mali. we will hear from the regional director of the national democratic institute and then senior researcher in the african division of the human rights watch. and independent policy researcher. and vice president of the lobbying network for northern mali. they will be testifying via web cast to provide a firsthand web cast. i look forward to hearing from these two panels and turn to senator isakson. >> thank you, mr. chairman and i commend you for calling this hearing. you and i traveled about a year and a half ago. and there are a lot of democracies. we saw what happened when we had free democratic elections and transition of power. and our interest here today is to explore ways the united states can be of help to bring about free and fair elections and return all of mali back to a democraticically represented country has it has been in the last 20 years until the coup which caused the current problems of t
by all people, regardless of religion, ethnicity, or gender. over the course of the past 20 months, the aside regime has unleashed a barrage of unspeakable -- assad regime has unleashed a barrage of unspeakable terror across the country. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed, countless have been injured. refugees have surged into neighboring turkey, jordan, lebanon, and iraq, taxing the limits of those countries. assad's escalation of violence has reached a point where fighter jets have been used to kill civilians. it is hard to comprehend that happening in any country. that is what has played out. this regime's shocking capacity for wide spread terror may only grow as we see reports of chemical weapons. international institutions have largely remained on the sidelines, held hostage by the reprehensible policies of the russian and chinese governments. the administration was right to initially work through the united nations. but due to russian and chinese intransigence, the syrian suffering has continued. ambassador ford has led the charge in coordinating humanitarian assistanc
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